SunflowerTo commemorate my father’s birthday we decided to go Cuban. We prepared Cuban sandwiches (our version – no Cuban bread but close enough when pressed), homemade mariquitas accompanied by Materva. For dessert we made guava and cheese pastelitos using Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. We shopped for the guava paste at a nearby Price Rite. We certainly felt Mima’s presence as we shopped. At the entrance they had a display of potted sunflowers – sunflowers remind me of Mima. Veronica got one for her garden. Then as we searched for the guava paste, we came across this:

DolPicPicDolores and Pica Pica – that can only remind me of:

DoloresenPicaPicaWas she trying to tell us something?  Did she want to join the festivities?  Or perhaps…..

Slide1They are reunited and celebrating together at last.